Internationally acclaimed tenor, Jesus Garcia, has been praised by the press for his “soaring vocalism” and his “dynamic stage presence”. He specializes in the romantic roles of the French and Italian repertoires.
Critically acclaimed appearances of the recent past include Mr. Garcia’s debut in the title role of Gounod’s FAUST at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland under the baton of Philippe Auguin, COUNT ALMAVIVA in Rosetta Cucchi’s production of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Boston Lyric Opera, and RODOLFO in “La Boheme” with Tampere Talo in Finland.
“His Italian-like colorful voice was capable of anything. He mastered the highest notes. It feels like Garcia doesn’t just settle for acting, instead he lives the role. Jesus Garcia is probably the best Faust in the history of the Savonlinna Opera festival.”
“As Count Almaviva, Jesus Garcia was on fire from the beginning, unleashing beautifully ardent paeans to Rosina in his elegant voice and throwing himself wholly into his various disguises as drunken soldier and obsequious music teacher.”
– The Boston Globe
Other recent guest engagements brought Jesus Garcia’s debut as GIASONE in Cherubini’s “Medea” under the baton of Jane Glover at Opera Omaha, as well as his return to Nederlandse Reisopera as ALFREDO in Floris Visser’s production of “La Traviata”, and his return to the Badisches Staatstheater for the title part of TITO in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito.” Garcia also recently appeared at The Wexford Festival as ENRICO in Fabio Ceresa’s new production of Donizetti’s seldom performed opera “Maria de Rudenz”; as NADIR with the Nederlandse Reisopera and the Carré Theater in Amsterdam; as ALFREDO under the baton of Lawrence Foster at the Savonlinna Opera Festival; as RODOLFO in Puccini’s “La Bohème” directed by Rosetta Cucchi at the Boston Lyric Opera; as well as MACDUFF in “Macbeth”, PYLADES in Gluck’s “Iphigenie en Tauride”, TEBALDO in Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, and NEMORINO in “L’Elisir d’Amore” directed by Jacopo Spirei at the Badisches Staatstheater. Mr. Garcia also performed Mozart’s “Requiem” in cities thoughout Italy with Filharmonia Arturo Toscanini conducted by Maestro Rinaldo Alessandrini.
Engagements in 2021 include the role of “Rufus” in the new opera “Desert In” with Boston Lyric Opera, Rodolfo in “La Boheme” with Opera Columbus, and Tebaldo in “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” with Opera Omaha. Mr. Garcia is also a singer-songwriter, and his debut record ”Fundamental” is being released in Spring 2021. www.jesusg.com
Past company credits include FENTON in Falstaff with the Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia; FERRANDO in Cosi fan Tutte with the Berlin Staatsoper and the Spoleto Festival USA; RODOLFO in La Boheme with Boston Lyric Opera, L’Opera National de Bordeaux, Prague State Opera, Opera Hong Kong, Opera New Zealand, and Opera Rio de Janeiro; NADIR in Les Pecheurs de Perles with the Opera Firenze, Nationale Reisopera Netherlands, Minnesota Opera, Opera Toulon, and Michigan Opera Theater; ERNESTO in Don Pasquale with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Palm Beach Opera, and Arizona Opera; ALFREDO in La Traviata with Savonlinna Opera Festival, Theater Heidelberg, Staatsoper Darmstadt, and Phoenix Opera; ALFRED in Die Fledermaus with the Washington National Opera; RAMIRO in La Cenerentola with the Washington National Opera and the Dallas Opera; LYSANDER in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Hamburg Staatsoper and Lyric Opera of Chicago (cover); STEVA in Jenufa and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Opera Marseille; LE BESILIEN in La Vie Parisienne with L’Opera National de Lyon; IDOMENEO with theaters Nancy, Caen, and Luxembourg; TONIO in La Fille du Regiment with Michigan Opera Theater; JEAN in Le Jongleur de Notre Dame with L’Esplanade Massenet Festival in St. Etienne, France and in Theater Basel in Switzerland; TEBALDO in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with the Spoleto Festival USA; and OVIDIO in the world premiere of Before Night Falls with Ft. Worth Opera.
Recording credits include the world premiere recording of Jorge Martin’s “Before Night Falls”, the Original Broadway Cast recording of Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme”, and the Virgin Classics DVD recording of Laurent Pelly’s production of “La Vie Parisienne”.
Jesus Garcia has made several television appearances including the “Today Show”, “Breakfast with the Arts” on A&E, and the “Tony Awards”. He has also been featured in the pages of numerous publications including “The New York Times”, “Vogue”, “Vanity Fair”, “New York Magazine”, and “Opera News”.